Friday, 27 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 27-2-2015

Hmmm … 

That’s a worry … 

You know I’m now working, don’t you?

Although I’m on a low income, as I’m working part time.

And, as such?   As such, I can still claim housing benefit: help towards my rent, in other words.

I also have to let my local council — who administrate the benefit — know, whenever it changes.

I last did that, a few weeks ago: by talking in my last batch of pay slips, in order to show I’d had a reduction in hours.

I got told I’d hear, with-in about three weeks, what would be happening.

And haven’t, as yet, heard back.

That’s … mildly concerning, I must admit.   I’m assuming any delay is due to the changes introduced, under the government’s Universal Credits scheme,

But … ?   Well, the ‘but’ is simple.   But I don’t know know for sure.   And am mildly concerned at having heard nothing.

It’s … annoying … !


Hmmm …

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both the ever reliable Debbi† and the much welcomed Kaiju* putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten, it also saw Kaiju — possibly the zippiest ever commenter — getting his answers in first.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th February, 380 AD, was the date of the Edict of Thessalonica.   This forced Roman citizens to convert to what: Judaism, Christianity or Islam?
Q2) 27th February, 1940, saw the discovery of Carbon-14: a radioactive form of carbon.   What’s the usual form?
Q3) 27th February, 2004, saw the initial publication of the John Jay Report.   The report was was about sexual abuse committed by whom?
Q4) 27th February, 1900, saw the founding of Britain’s Labour Party.   Who, in 1924, was Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister?
Q5) Finally … 27th February, 2013, saw a mass shooting: at a factory in the town of Menznau.   Menznau is in which European country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th February saw the very first Jazz record, recorded: by the ‘Original Dixieland Jass Band’.   Which US city did they come from: New York, New Orleans or North Amityville?
Q2) One of the two songs on that single was called Livery Stable what?
Q3) The flip side was called the Original Dixieland …’ what: one-step, two-step or quick-step?
A3) One step.
Q4) The company that recorded the record — the Victor Talking Machine Company — shared its logo, a dog listening to an old record player, with HMV in the UK.   What was the dog called: Nipper, Bonzo or Rosie?
A4) Nipper.
Q5) Jazz is supposed to have originated in the area of New Orleans called Storyville.   Storyville was what: the New Orleans’ Docklands, red light area or financial district?
A5) The red light area: mostly centered on Basin Street.
Q6) Which notably large-nosed comedian was one of the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s early fans?
A6) The Schnozzola, himself, Jimmy Durante.   (He occasionally played piano for them, as well‡.)
Q7) The band also recorded a ragtime piece that’s since become a Jazz standard: and named for which stripy big cat?
A7) The tiger.   The song in question is ‘Tiger Rag
Q8) Jazz also has roots in the marches held in New Orleans what: weddings, baptisms or funerals?
A8) Funerals.
Q9) New Orleans was also the birthplace of jazzman, singer and trumpeter, Satchmo: better known, of course, as who?
Q10) Finally … which Miles Davis album is considered the best selling Jazz album of all time?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.”

Paddy Ashdown, born 27th February, 1941.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Kaiju, nice to see you back aboard: I’ll be digging you up some saints … !

†        It’s bloody handy, Debbi, I know that much.   (I’ve got a job and a half coming up: I want to try and get my copies of Buffy The Vampire Slayer done.   All seven seasons.   BIT of a job!)

‡        Annoyingly?   I’ve never found much in the way of an online reference for that.   I do know my mother has a history of Jazz, one she’s had for years, and one that includes a picture of the Original Dixieland Jass Band.   A picture complete, not with Nick Ragas, their regular pianist, but with someone who looks suspiciously like The Schnozz.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Alone again! :)

1. Christianity
2. carbon no. 6
3. Catholic priests
4. Ramsay McDonald
5. Switzerland